Ventolin is a reliever inhaler that can be used during or before an asthma attack.
It alleviates symptoms of an asthma attack by relaxing the muscles in the lungs and opening the airways to allow air to flow more easily into the lungs.
- Reliever inhaler treatment to reduce asthmatic symptoms
- Available in two forms: Evohaler or Accuhaler
- Uses the active ingredient microfine salbutamol
- Available in either 100mg or 200mg dosages
Free consultation with all orders (no prior-prescription required)
What are the benefits?
An asthma attack can be frightening and stressful if it occurs when you are unprepared. Using the Ventolin Evohaler or Accuhaler however, can almost immediately reduce the symptoms such as wheezing, shortness of breath and chest tightness. This particular treatment can also be used in conjunction with other preventative treatments to lower the inflammation that occurs in the lungs as well as mucous production that may add to the severity of each attack.
How does it work?
When an asthma attack occurs, the bronchiole tubes through which air passes become constricted in response to external irritants like pollen or smoke. Ventolin functions as a beta-adrenergic receptor agonist, whereby it stimulates beta receptors in the body that causes the muscles to relax, particularly those in the lungs, allowing more air to flow through. Salbutamol may also help with alleviating the inflammation of the particular cells which is caused by asthma attacks.
The Evohaler works within five minutes to provide fast - four to six hour - and effective relief in the event of an asthma attack. The Accuhaler works in a similar way, but is not as fast-acting as the Evohaler, although it does contain a stronger dose of its active ingredient. The Accuhaler should not be taken by those with a lactose intolerance.
Who can use it?
Most asthmatics can use Ventolin safely during an asthma attack to help open up their airways or potentially avoid an attack altogether. However, you should avoid using the Evohaler or Accuhaler if you are allergic to any of the inhalers' ingredients, such as salbutamol or lactose. If this is the case, alternate treatments should be used instead.
It's advised that you inform your doctor, or include it during your consultation, if you have diabetes, hyperthyroidism, arrhythmias, heart disease and are pregnant. These may be relevant to you using the treatment safely.
How do you use the inhalers?
How you use the inhalers will depend entirely on the severity of the condition, the onset of asthma attacks and which inhaler you choose to use. Generally as a relief treatment, it's recommended you take two puffs of the Evohaler during or before the onset of an attack to reduce symptoms and assist breathing normally. In the case of the Accuhaler, you would only need to take one puff (or dose).
This will potentially be different if you are using a preventative treatment as well, so we advise you to consult your doctor further should you be taking more than one medication for asthma.
Are there any side effects?
Ventolin is very unlikely to cause side effects but as with any medication there is a slight possibility. The more common reactions include throat irritation, muscle pain or a cough and are probably very light if experienced at all. If you should experience any severe side effects, you should discontinue using the treatment and seek medical attention.
Can I buy Ventolin online?
Both the Ventolin Evohaler and Accuhaler are available to buy from euroClinix after a straightforward and quick online consultation. Our doctors use this consultation to make sure that the medication is appropriate for you to use for treating asthma, before writing a prescription. Should you be approved, your Ventolin will be delivered right to your door. All of our medication is 100% genuine and approved by licensed doctors while being dispensed from accredited pharmacies.
"Asthma is a condition that can cause distressing symptoms. Having the right inhaler to hand is extremely important for sufferers."
Here at euroClinix, your safety is our priority. That is why we only supply genuine treatments dispensed by registered UK pharmacies.
- Genuine medication
- Prescribed by a registered doctor
- Dispatched from a licensed UK pharmacy